Brady Atwell, ’25, leads 2A Catholic to Rafferty Bowl matchup with Indiana football power
The Atwell kid is the type of “eye-test” kid Catholic has been accustomed to doing without. The “Aces” now have player who look good coming off the bus. With a huge couple of weeks set to open the season, how will the boys from Catholic fair? We see smooth sailing with players like Atwell steering the ship.HB Lyon, Senior Scout, KPGFootball
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player whose performance exceeded expectations in 2019 and who will be vitally important to The Blue Tornado’s success in 2020. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2025, QB/LB, Brady Atwell, from Owensboro’s Catholic High School.
Atwell’s Catholic High School is located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
Brady Atwell served notice on western-Kentucky, 2A football, during the ’22 season that the 2A classification, in the western end of Kentucky, may run as equally through the Barbecue City as it does through Mayfield. The Aces are coming off a deep run in the playoff which would see outed by Lexington’s Christian Academy, and its top rated QB, Cutter Boley, by a paltry six points when the boys form Catholic last took the field in an official game.
Atwell is a 6’4,” 230-pounder who completed over 65% of his passes in ’22, for 2,743-yards, and 30-TD’s. Atwell was the ball-club’s leading rusher with nearly 600-yards (594) on 76-carries and 9-TD’s. Atwell was 3rd on the team in offensive scoring without getting a single point from his having thrown 30-TD passes.
Thing is…the coaches swear Atwell may be a better prospect at LBer. We don’t know about that, but Atwell did play a little defense in ’22. Atwell was 2nd on the team in INT’s (3) and had a TFL amongst his 10-registered tackles.
Catholic has a tough stretch to open the season. Tonight, the Aces face a tough Gibson Southern (Fort Branch, IN) team in Bowling Green at Harbaugh Stadium. Southern is projected to be the 44th best team in Indiana and the 5th-best team in Indiana’s Division 3A.
The very next week, the Aces will travel to Danville, Kentucky to play Lexington’s Christian Academy in the Rebel Bowl. This will be a rematch of last season’s playoff contest which was “nip and tuck” to the final horn.
We have accessed our computer algorithm concerning both games. Southern enters the opener favored by 10-points with a 74% chance of prevailing. The next week, in Danville, LCA is also favored by 10-points with the same 74% chance of winning.
If the Aces don’t watch out, they could well open the year 0-2. They will need their big-time QB/LBer to play very well if they are to be in either game.
Congratulations to Brady Atwell, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2022 and that which is to come in 2023. His outstanding play, both in the past and that which is sure to come, has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!